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The Chefpreneur Podcast

Jan 3, 2019

It has been a busy few weeks. We took some time off to celebrate the holidays with family and to give you all a break, but this week Chef Andres begins his podcast with his Q&A segment with a question asked by Ryan, a Facebook Group member, who wanted to know how should I charge clients … by the hour or some other way? Chef Andres warns about charging by the hour because clients could perceive that you might not be using your time wisely (It’s all about perception) … even if you are. Charge a flat rate for your services and charge for the cost of the food (groceries) to make it easier for you and your clients. Listen to the podcast to hear more about charging for your services. Keep the questions coming! They are helpful to everyone.

Now to the meat of the podcast … What are the 3 things you need to do to be a successful personal chef? Budgeting, accounting, be a great cook? We’ve talked about it … it’s not just about your food and how well you cook. Food is not the key ingredient to success in this business. The first thing you need to have is some humility. Chefs have egos … we do. We take pride in our work and we are very confident, but we have got to put the client first and show them that their best interests are a priority. They aren’t always right, but as we put them first, they will appreciate our services so much more. You will win if you are humble. Next, you have to have a servant’s heart, also known as servitude. Don’t serve people just to get something. Do it because it’s your heart and it’s just the right thing to do. Don’t do it for tips and recognition, or the reviews on Yelp or Google. People will see right through you and spot insincerity a mile away. Servitude will drive your business. Finally, you have got to have passion. Sometimes we are so passionate that we become arrogant and forget why we chose the service industry in the first place. Your passion will come through in the work you do for people and they will see it. If you have these 3 ingredients, you are on your way to becoming a successful personal chef. You will win and you will be successful!

Stay tuned each week as Chef Andres guides listeners through the process of becoming personal chefs. The Chefpreneur FaceBook Group was created to give you the support you need to follow your dreams. It won’t be easy (It can be overwhelming at times), but it will be well worth it. Chef Andres is hard at work perfecting the Chefpreneur program so that you will have all the tools you need to get started at your fingertips. The program is coming soon, but in the meantime, work on naming your business, getting licensed, and all the other items discussed in the Chefpreneur e-book.

We are motivating, educating, and inspiring chefs to take a leap of faith, start their own business, and create experiences they want to create with nothing holding them back!

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